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Corps invites public to open house on Bulls Island Dredge Material Program

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District invites the public to attend an open house Monday, Nov. 13, at the Ottawa City Hall, located at 31 West Madison St, Ottawa, Illinois, 613350, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss a proposed Bulls Island dredge material management plan. [Read More]
Published: Nov-07-17

Volksweg Trail Expansion Project

The US Army Corps of Engineers will be extending the Volksweg Trail 2.6 miles from the trailhead at Robert’s Creek west to Cordova Park. A new trailhead with parking lot is also planned at Cordova. The Volksweg Trail was started in the early 1990's as part of the Des Moines Recreational River and Greenbelt Project. Currently, it is a fourteen mile paved path that winds along the north side of Lake Red Rock, below the Red Rock Dam, and into the City of Pella. The Corps of Engineers is excited to extend this very popular trail to provide additional recreational opportunities for our visitors and local communities! Work on the extension project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2018. [Read More]
Published: Oct-30-17

Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake to close for major rehabilitation

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is closing the Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake, Iowa, beginning Nov. 12 to perform major rehabilitation. Work on the trail is expected to last into late spring or early summer. The trail is anticipated to reopen on or before Memorial Day 2018. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-17

Rice Lake ribbon cutting celebrates habitat restoration project completion

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with its partners at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rice Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project Thursday, Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Sep-29-17

Lake Red Rock Volunteers Receive National Award

Chester and Phyllis Briggs, Newton residents and long-time Lake Red Rock volunteers, are two of this year's national recipients of the Enduring Service Volunteer Award. They will receive the award at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 28 at the Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, Iowa. The Corps Foundation established the award in January 2016 to honor long term service and outstanding accomplishments by individuals and families of volunteers at US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lakes and waterways. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-17

Campground End of Season Dates

IOWA CITY, IOWA – The end of the 2017 camping season at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coralville Lake is approaching. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-17

National Public Lands Day: Saylorville Lake Area Clean-up

September 30th is National Public Lands Day and the US Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake is hosting a cleanup project beginning at 11AM, ending at 3PM. Join more than 175,000 volunteers around the nation by spending the day outdoors ensuring our public lands continue to be beautiful places for all to enjoy. Participants who would like to help clean up the environment around Saylorville Lake can sign up at the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-17

Three Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Brandon Road Draft Report

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – In order to facilitate discussion of the recently-released Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled three public meetings with locations in Chicago, Muskegon, Michigan; and Joiliet, Illinois. [Read More]
Published: Aug-17-17

Due to high demand, Mississippi River Visitor Center receives extra senior passes

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Visitor Center has received a new shipment of $10 America the Beautiful - Senior Passes, which had previously been sold out and were not expected to be replaced. This is the only facility within the Rock Island District that will have passes available. The passes, which have been in high demand since a price increase was announced in July, are available to all U.S. citizens age 62 or older and provide entrance to federally operated recreation sites across the country. For more information about the pass and other passes offered by the federal recreation program visit: [Read More]
Published: Aug-11-17

Corps releases draft report related to preventing spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement – Will County, Illinois (GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report) for public review and comment. The report can be found on the GLMRIS – Brandon Road website at [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-17
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